Uche Uzodinma, younger brother of Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, is said to be making frantic effort to deceive the reading public over what many describe as a show of shame, irresponsibility and wickedness, arising from Mr Uche Uzodinma’s heartless attack on the Publisher of Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper, Comrade Precious Nwadike last Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
Comrade Nwadike who is now in Lagos receiving treatment was said to have visited Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) for data capturing for the National Identity Number(NIN) when Uche Uzodinma and his stern-looking goons descended heavily on him leaving him unconscious.
Uzodinma according to an eye witness account had asked Nwadike to reverse his car, which the Publisher in a friendly manner obeyed but while doing so, Uche Uzodinma who felt that Nwadike was reluctant to move his vehicle as directed, began to insult him, describing his vehicle as rickety.
According to the source, Nwadike carefully parked across the road and attempted to cross over to OCDA when the governor’s brother slapped him. In an attempt to know why he was slapped even after he had obeyed the instruction to park outside, thugs allegedly attached to Uzodinma began to beat Nwadike so much that he lost consciousness and was first rushed to a hospital in Owerri before he was flown to Lagos on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, for further treatment.
Narrating his version of the incident through some of his hired hatchet writers, Uzodinma in different versions of his story tried to exonerate himself from having direct contact with Precious Nwadike. In one of the sponsored stories, one Ambrose Nwogwugwu acknowledged that from his findings, Nwadike was actually beaten mercilessly, but by the police orderlies attached to the governor’s brother. He further stated that the reason for using brutal force on Nwadike must have been as a result of his disobedience.
In the second account by one Lancelot Obiaku who claimed that he interviewed the governor’s brother who accepted being at a site along Port Harcourt road, precisely in front of OCDA when he saw a young man (Nwadike) who attempted to drive on the newly renovated road being stopped by his boys. “When Nwadike was asked to reverse, he did so and nobody had any altercation with him.I wonder who beat him”. He, however, accused staff of OCDA of having a mild misunderstanding with the Publisher which may have led to the attack on him.
Nwadike had maintained when he earlier spoke with our reporter that neither the staff of OCDA, nor the police orderlies attached to Uzodinma beat him, rather both the police and OCDA staff assisted in rescuing him from the hands of Uzodinma and his hired thugs that almost killed him.